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Macomb, Illinois (IL) Colleges and Universities

There is only one school in Macomb, but there are twelve within 50 miles. Here, we'll break down these schools (excluding specialty institutions) into four important categories to help with your search.

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Feel out your college options near Macomb by learning the student populations, town proximity, graduation rates, and net prices of the schools in the area. You'll be introduced to statistics that have been calculated by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Macomb, Illinois

Western Illinois University is the only college located directly in Macomb. This is a 4-year public option offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The closest schools outside Macomb are:

  • Monmouth College (31.3 miles)
  • Spoon River College (34.7 miles)
  • Carl Sandburg College (37.7 miles)
  • Knox College (37.7 miles)
  • John Wood Community College (49.4 miles)

Largest Schools near Macomb, Illinois

The closest school to Macomb is also the largest, with Western Illinois University boasting 11,094 students, 9,141 of those being undergraduates. The next biggest schools are as follows:

  • Carl Sandburg College (2,082 students)
  • John Wood Community College (2,016 students)
  • Spoon River College (1,665 students)
  • Knox College (1,397 students)
  • Monmouth College (1,197 students)

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Lowest Net Price

Net price can be a useful tool for figuring out how much college will cost once financial aid is accounted for. Net cost is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the overall costs that accompany attendance. Using figures solely applicable to full-time undergraduate students who are enrolled in school full time during the 2104-2015 school year, the lowest net prices near Macomb are:

  • Carl Sandburg College ($3,902)
  • John Wood Community College ($6,831)
  • Spoon River College ($10,019)
  • Monmouth College ($15,318)
  • Western Illinois University ($16,412)

Highest Graduation Rate

The graduation rates you encounter here are applicable exclusively to undergraduate students attending college at a full-time level. The rates are based on 150% of the normal time required to finish a program. Knox College boasts the best graduation rate around Macomb at 77%. Next in line are:

  • Monmouth College (58%)
  • Vatterott College-Quincy (53%)
  • Western Illinois University (53%)
  • Spoon River College (44%)
  • John Wood Community College (36%)

Going to college around Macomb means you'll have a limited yet diverse pool of options, with a large public school like Western Illinois University as well as smaller private schools and community colleges.

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